Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon-based helicopter flight school, and Central Oregon Community College (COCC), have received approval of their new Advanced Helicopter Training Course by the Oregon Department of Education and Department of Veteran Affairs. This new course expands the existing degree program to include Turbine Transition, Night Vision Goggle (NVG), External Load, and Mountain Flying in the school’s fleet of Bell 206B-III Jet Rangers.
Upon completion of their commercial training, students will receive 20 hours of instruction in the Jet Ranger with specific training in one of the areas of operation. Students eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill will be able to take this new course as part of the degree program, which is fully funded through the GI Bill. The course includes Turbine Transition Training, ground instruction in all of the areas and targeted flight training in one of the specialized operations. Depending on the students career goals they can either be trained in flying with NVG’s, External Load or Mountain Flying.
For more information: LeadingEdgeAv.com.